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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 38

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 38 Chapter 12 – The Camp After lunch Allenson toured the encampment accompanied by Colonel Wilson, who had finally shown his face, and various staff officers. Wilson was a nondescript sort of man with white … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 37

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 37 The wine ran out early, Allenson limiting himself to a single glass. After that it was tonk all round. Allenson joined in but cut his with water. He gently encouraged his companions to talk … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 36

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 36 “Where would I find Inglethorpe’s office, mistress?” he asked, trying not to be too brusque as the woman had offered him no provocation. It would be ungentlemanly to spill some of his anger onto … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 35

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 35 Chapter 11 – Trinity Hawthorn came to Cambridge on the world of Trinity unannounced and in civilian clothes. He travelled on a one man frame that had seen better days. The casual observer might … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 34

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 34 A large statue of Brasilia dominated the center of the harbor front. Seats surrounded the raised semi-circular platform on which it was displayed. Allenson glanced at his data pad and discovered they had time … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 33

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 33 “The lookout point is directly reached by cutting overland to avoid the last loop of the river. I don’t want to risk taking the boat too close to the Gate. The currents can be … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 32

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 32 Chapter 10 – Trent The barge made a further stop at a small agricultural and logging community called Sark. It could have made Port Trent in one jump by running along the smooth passage … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 31

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 31 The harpoon head expanded like an opening parachute. The power reel went into reverse, hauling in the cable until it twanged taut. The pilot increased power and the turbofans screamed. By brute force the … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 30

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 30 “Room for a little’un,” Todd said, cheerfully, planting his back firmly against the rear bulkhead with the air of a man who would brook no argument on the matter. The gunner gave up and … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 29

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 29 Chapter 9 – Icecube A full whiteout blizzard obscured the landing ground by Station Forty-Three. They would never have found the place without the automatics. The station itself was an ellipsoid dome half buried … Continue reading

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